Zambia (Republic of Zambia)
Zambia represents the very wild and authentic Africa, known located on its territory the world's largest waterfall Victoria. The country attracts a lot of travelers with its fairly rich flora and fauna, national parks and spacious great waterfalls. Zambia - this is a real and wild animals of Africa. Here are some of the best national parks across the continent - a unique wildlife sanctuaries. Basic kinds of tourism in the country - excursions, eco-tourism, safari.
The location, grounds and landscape
Zambia is located in the south-eastern part of Africa, has no outlet to the ocean. It shares borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, Angola to the west.
The country's territory is 752 614 km².
Most of the country is located on a hilly plateau, lowering to the south. Areas of elevated terrain include the famous Copper Belt and picturesque plateau Nyika on the border with Malawi, which is the highest point in the country - Mvanda peak (2,150 m).
Population: about 14.2 million people.
Capital: Lusaka with more than 1 million 450 thousand inhabitants.
Biggest cities: Ndola, Kasama, Livingstone, Chipata.
Languages: English and African.
Religion: Christians of different faiths - more than 90% of population.
Time zone: GMT +2.
Calling code: +260.
Currency: Zambian Kwacha (ZMK), rate 1.00 USD ≅ 5.51 ZMK, 1.00 EUR ≅ 7.48 ZMK.
Credit card payment systems: credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Access, American Express, Diners Club and traveler's checks are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants in Lusaka, but using them in other cities may cause a lot of problems.